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  • Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg's Late Piano Music

    Nature and Nationalism

    By Benedict Taylor

    The music of Edvard Grieg is justly celebrated for its harmonic richness, a feature especially apparent in the piano works written in the last decades of his life. Grieg was enchanted by what he styled the ’dreamworld’ of harmony, a magical realm whose principles the composer felt remained a…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • Revisiting Music Theory

    Basic Principles, 2nd Edition

    By Alfred Blatter

    Revisiting Music Theory: Basic Principles, Second Edition, surveys the basics of music theory and explains the terms used in harmonic and formal analysis in a clear and concise manner. Students will find Revisiting Music Theory to be an essential resource for review or reference, while instructors…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen: Zeitmaße

    By Jerome Kohl

    Zeitmaße is one of a group of four acknowledged masterpieces composed between 1955-57 that together established Karlheinz Stockhausen as the leading figure in the European avant-garde. Of the four works, it is the only one that has not been thoroughly analysed from the composer's sketches, and for…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • James McNeill Whistler and France

    A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music

    By Suzanne M. Singletary

    James McNeil Whistler and France: A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music is the first full-length and in-depth study to position this painter within the overall trajectory of French modernism during the second half of the nineteenth century and to view the artist as integral to the aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Schnittke Studies

    By Gavin Dixon

    Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) was arguably the most important Russian composer since Shostakovich, and his music has generated a great deal of academic interest in the years since his death. Schnittke Studies provides a variety of perspectives on the composer and his music. The field is currently…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24 
    Routledge

  • Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman

    By Stephen Rush

    Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman discusses Ornette Coleman’s musical philosophy of "Harmolodics," an improvisational system deeply inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Falling under the guise of "free jazz," Harmolodics can be difficult to understand, even for seasoned musicians and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception

    By Robert Fallon

    Edited by Christopher Dingle

    Focusing on Messiaen’s relation to history - both his own and the history he engendered - the Messiaen Perspectives volumes convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Ligeti's Laments: Nostalgia, Exoticism, and the Absolute

    By Amy Bauer

    When the Hungarian composer György Ligeti passed away in June 2006, he was widely feted as being one of the greatest composers of our time. His complete published works were recorded during his lifetime and his music continues to inspire a steady stream of performances and scholarship. Ligeti's…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • The Act of Musical Composition

    Studies in the Creative Process

    Edited by Dave Collins

    The study of musical composition has been marked by a didactic, technique-based approach, focusing on the understanding of musical language and grammar -harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and arrangement - or on generic and stylistic categories. In the field of the psychology of music, the study…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Berio's Sequenzas

    Essays on Performance, Composition and Analysis

    Edited by Janet K. Halfyard

    Between 1958 and 2002, Luciano Berio wrote fourteen pieces entitled Sequenza, along with several versions of the same work for different instruments, revisions of the original pieces and also the parallel Chemins series, where one of the Sequenzas is used as the basis for a new composition on a…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Contemplating Shostakovich: Life, Music and Film

    By Andrew Kirkman

    Edited by Alexander Ivashkin

    Contemplating Shostakovich marks an important new stage in the understanding of Shostakovich and his working environment. Each chapter covers aspects of the composer's output in the context of his life and cultural milieu. The contributions uncover 'outside' stimuli behind Shostakovich's works,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Musical Rhythm in the Age of Digital Reproduction

    Edited by Anne Danielsen

    Musical Rhythm in the Age of Digital Reproduction presents new insights into the study of musical rhythm through investigations of the micro-rhythmic design of groove-based music. The main purpose of the book is to investigate how technological mediation - in the age of digital music production…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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